May Subscriber Giveaway

Happy May Day!  To kick off Spring and the last 2 months leading up to the release of The Season on July 12th, we’re giving away one SIGNED Advanced Reader Copy of THE SEASON (and a fancy pair of white gloves).  To enter simply subscribe to our newsletter in the month of May.

While you’ve got until May 31st to subscribe for this giveaway, the first MONTHLY newsletter (we promise not to spam your inbox!) will go out mid-month and include exclusive content, inside film & book news, and info on another subscriber-only giveaway!  And yes, this giveaway is open to international subscribers.  Dutch rights have sold.  More territories to come!

Sign up below for your chance to win!

Bookmark Giveaway!

It’s 75 days until The Season’s US release and we’re gearing up for a bunch of fun giveaways in May & June, including signed ARCs & items from Megan’s Debutante Bag.  To grease the skids and close out April we’re doing a small, fast RT & follow Twitter giveaway!

The giveaway starts today and ends at midnight on Saturday, 4/30. TEN winners (US & International) will get a The Season Bookmark.

Retweet this & Follow @JonahLisa to enter!

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ALA Mid-Winter Exhibit 2016

We’re still 6 months out from the release of The Season so the American Library Association’s Mid-winter meeting and exhibit in Boston this past week was not really on my radar.  Imagine my surprise when I noticed a familiar shock of pink tulle in the very back of this picture of Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea display at the Penguin Classroom booth!

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I don’t think they actually handed out many copies, it’s still pretty early for us and there are lots of great books being released this winter & spring that are getting the push from Viking & Penguin right now, but who cares!  The gears are definitely in motion!   And it’s the first time I’ve seen The Season (just the ARC, but still…) out in the world acting like a real book–sitting up straight on the shelf with its best manners on display!

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Actually, she looks a little bored, doesn’t she?  Like she’s sick of waiting.  Me too, book, me too.

What’s even more amazing than getting little peeks of my book at ALA, is that there are book bloggers & librarians in the world who are aware of The Season and admittedly “geeking out” over it!  Since I’ve been geeking out over it for more than a year it feels great to finally have a little company.

Everyone looked like they had an amazing time.  It’s like a book treasure bath!  I can’t help but fantasize about going to the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando in June.  We’ll be a month from release and I’ll be ready to party!

First Look at Book Cover!

It was a big day for The Dyers. While Stephen & I were still lying in bed trying to ignore the kids, I checked my email and found that Kendra Levin, our editor at Viking Books, had sent something with the subject line “The Season Cover.” If that doesn’t wake you up, nothing will

After checking the spelling of our names, replying to Kendra and sharing it on Facebook, I spent most of the day pouring over the marketing packet she sent in a second email.  There is so much to do and think about over the next 9 months until the book’s release.  I finished up the day by finally pulling the trigger on a domain name and setting up our author website.

And so, while we’ve been working on this book for over a year, the marketing and promotion of The Season officially began for us today.  It’s an exciting time.